Chantilly lace is one of a subclass of bobbin laces called "point ground laces". This is because they use what is called "point ground" in English. It is made twist twist cross pin. Do not close the pin. Another…"
"this may be a silly question but where do i find instructions on how to make the grounds for chantilly lace? The hair thing isn't really working for braid lace (excuse my lack of knowledge on all things lace) so i want to make lace that looks…"
"I haven't tried lace making because I was afraid it would look like this! Thanks for posting the picture because I can now see that perserverance can result in something much better - as shown in your other photo. Please keep us posted on your…"
To get a pricking of a size to fit the filament you want to use -- whether thread or hair -- it is not a matter of finding a pattern the right size, but of enlarging or reducing the paper pattern to fit the filament. God bless the guy who…"
thanks again for the advice, I kind of guessed that the thread was too thin :(. I eventually want to make the lace with hair, hair is ridiculously thin and i was wondering if there are any prickings and patterns more suited to thinner…"
I looked at your first bobbin lace samples. It does look strange, but the reason and solution are simple. Your thread is far too thin for the pricking that you are using. there are mathematical ways of calculating the proper relationship, but…"
crochet, lace making, sewing and crocheting using hair, just experimenting really
Where did you learn your textile skills?
Otago Polytechnic school of art, dad taught me how to knit and sew.
Is there anything else you'd like other members of Stitchin' Fingers to know about you? Please feel free to tell us a little bit about yourself by way of introduction.
I'm an artist, i plan to use elements of textiles in my work but wont be limited to that specifically. My work will be mostly experimentation trying to find suitable means and mediums to express myself